New York University’s Program in Vocal Performance will present a staged version of Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook from Dec. 5-7 in the Gallatin Black Box Theater, 715 Broadway (at Washington Place). The work, entitled On Life and Love: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook, will be shown on Dec. 5-6 at 8:00 p.m.; Dec. 6 at 2:00 p.m.; and Dec. 7 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 with a valid NYU ID. For more information and to make reservations, please call the Steinhardt School Box Office at (212) 998-5281.
Wolf’s cycle of 46 old Italian Songs have singers running the gamut of emotions as they explore intense love relationships. From jealousy, pride, and spite to flirtation, devotion, and old-fashioned serenades, the couples sing about all that love puts them through. Set in the confines of a modern office, the production will include supertitles of the German text (by Paul Heyse).
Conceived by director Michael Rau and music director Grant Wenaus, On Life and Love: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook will feature two pianists and seven student actors from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
For more information about On Life and Love: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook, please contact the Production Office at (212) 998-5069.